Thursday, 21 February 2013

Groundworks at Brindleyford school site

Some residents have expressed concern at the unannounced work being done at the Brindleyford school site involving heavy machinery.

Telford & Wrekin Council didn't seem to know what was going on there so I called Bellway myself and spoke to the area supervisor who also didn't know! He did, however, confirm that no actual building work would be taking place without him knowing about it.

Bellway have outline planning consent to put houses on the site but they haven't got the actual planning consent they need to start building them so anyone concerned that they're about to start throwing houses up needn't worry just yet.

There was another issue that residents had with the work and that was lorries parking up on Brookside Avenue opposite Brindleyford waiting to be called on site.  The lorries were causing obstructions, especially when they were parking close to the bus stops.  I explained this to the man from Bellway and he said he would speak to the site supervisor.  It looks like the lorries are no longer causing a problem so let's tentatively chalk that one up as a success but it does give an early indication of the kind of challenges we're likely to see when they do start building the houses there so something will need to be done to mitigate that.

If anyone has any more concerns about the work being done at Brindleyford or if the lorries start causing problems on Brookside Avenue again then please